Association for Chinese Lawyers in Europe, A.s.b.l
France, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia
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Dr HU Xinyu
French Qualified Lawyer, Chinese Lawyer Certificate

Xinyu has accumulated more than seventeen years of experience in the foreign inbound investments in China at the first, and later in the outbound investments of Chinese companies in France and in Europe.

Since 2001, he was engaged in the legal practice of foreign investment law in China and provided legal services for large French multinational companies in China.

He returned to France in 2007 and has become one of the first Chinese lawyers to assist Chinese companies for their investment projects in France.

Xinyu has so far completed greenfield investment projects and joint venture projects for more than one hundred Chinese companies in France, he has participated in dozens of Chinese companies' cross-border acquisitions of French assets (equity acquisitions, bankruptcy corporate asset acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and industrial park development, winery takeovers). He has acquired practical and extensive experience in international business negotiations.

With his China Desk team, Xinyu has headed numerous deals for Chinese state-owned or private companies in France, including equipment manufacturing, aviation, railway equipment, life sciences, consumer products, energy, and real estate. Xinyu and his team also provide day to day legal services to Chinese investors in the financial industry, e-commerce, high-tech, electronics, home appliances, construction, equipment manufacturing, consumer goods, logistics etc.


Labor, Corporate, Contract law

Equipment and Industries, Life Science


Counsel, Head of China Desk, CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats (since 2018 )

Partner, lawyer,Head of China Department, DS Avocats(Shanghai and Paris Office) (From 2004 to 2017)

Legal Consultant,Headquarter of Auchan China(From 2001 to 2002)

Assistant Public Notary, Shanghai Jing’an Public Notary Office(From 2000 to 2001)


Doctor of Law of University of Angers of France

Master in Private law from the Robert Schuman University (III) in Strasbourg, France

Bachelor’s degree of International Economic Law from the Institute of Law and Political Sciences of Eastern China


French, English, Mandarin

France, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia
+33 1 47 38 57 15
00 33 1 53 67 50 01